Reader Maryanne Welton, of Palo Alto, California, makes this breakfast dish at the end of summer when her garden produces a bounty of tomatoes. (Maryanne was a finalist in Sunset's One-Block Party contest, growing nearly every ingredient for a block party during the summer of 2011; visit oneblockdiet.com to find out more.)
My main beef (ha) with chicken noodle soup is the "stuff" to broth ratio. So when a soup has like 2 1/2 noodles in the whole bowl and a measly bite or two of chicken, well, I'm disappointed, to say the least. If I wanted to drink flavored hot water I'd have some tea instead. But this soup is swimming with the good stuff. Or, should I say "wading" since the broth isn't really that deep at all. I will warn you though: this soup is not as innocent as it might look. Danger Will Robinson: these tiny peppers pack a punch. Would you believe there are only two of these wee firey pods in an entire batch of this soup (all 4 servings of it)? And you will most definitely know they are there; you'll feel it from your tongue to your ear drums. Let's be honest: chicken soup is already a surefire cure for colds. Add to that the fact that spicy foods do wonders to clear out the sinuses... that pretty much makes this soup the be all, end all of cold remedies. But that's not to say you can't enjoy it Stay up to date!
You can also fry up red tomatoes with this recipe but make sure they are not over ripe or they will be mushy. Serve these tomatoes outside with a glass of iced tea one summer night and enjoy the sunset with someone you love.
An impromptu picnic inspired me to put together this dressed-up chicken salad sandwich. The sauce gives leftover poultry a scrumptious punch. An instant summertime favorite, these sandwiches have become a mainstay at our house.
This spicy standout from Stephanie Kenney packs a one-two punch of flavor. The grilled chicken is basted with a peppery white sauce. 'Plus there's plenty of extra sauce left over for dipping,' writes the Falkville, Alabama reader.